Obituaries from the Pendleton Times,
24 March 2005
Lois Smith King, 71
Lois Hammer Smith King of Santa Ana Heights, CA, died March 12, 2005, at her residence after a long courageous battle with cancer.
Born April 17, 1933, at Cumberland, MD, she was the daughter of the late Gordon Preston and Verna Hammer Smith.
She graduated from Franklin High School in 1951 and West Virginia University in 1955. Mrs. King taught school for many years in the Newport-Mesa Unified School district in southern California.
In 1960, she married Dr. Richard King, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Richard King of Turlock, CA, and two sisters, Genevive Ruddle of Franklin and Patsy Puffenbarger of Dayton, VA.
A memorial service was held Friday at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Newport Beach, CA.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Lois Smith King Scholarship Fund, being set up at the Park Elementary School, 2380 Notre Dame Rd., Costa Mesa, CA 92626.
Mary E. Snyder, 93
Mary Elaine Snyder, 93 of East Mattie Road, Breezewood, PA, died Friday, march 18, 2005, at home.
She was born May 23, 1911, in Pendleton County, a duaghter of the late Zebulon K. and Myrtle A. (Barger) Judy.
On Sept. 14, 1942, in Baltimore, MD, she married Philip G. Snyder. He preceded her ind eath on May 6, 1988.
Mrs. Snyder was a lifetime member of the Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church.
She was employed by the former Lion Manufacturing company of Everett, PA. She loved her animals and enjoyed gardening.
She is survived by three children, Phyllis A. Snyder of Everett, PA, Phillip Paul Snyder and Amelia sue Snyder, both of Breezewood, PA; two sisters, Virginia L. Judy of Everett, PA, and Louise Donovan and husband, Royal of Carlisle, PA.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, James Judy and W. Gale Judy, and three sisters, Nellie D. Judy, Catherine Van Pelt and Phoebe Grass.
Funeral services were held Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church in Mattie, PA, with the Rev. Jay Saxe officiating. Burial was held at Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Mrs. Snyder to the Parkinson's Disease Foundatoin at P.O. Box 96268, Washington, DC 20090-6268, or at www.pdf.org <http:www.pdf.org>, or to the Lee Regional Hospice, 1426 Scalp Avenue, Suite #37, Johnstown, PA 15904.
Kermit Harman, 93
Kermit George Harman, 93, Centre Township, PA died Feb. 28, 2005, in the Laurel Center Genesis Elder Care, Tilden Township, PA, where he had resided since Feb. 5.
Born in Macksville, he was a son of the late George W. and Mary A. Hinkle Harman.
Mr. Harman was employed as a machinist and upholsterer by Westinghouse Company, Philadelphia, PA, during world War II. He was later a self employed electrician, plumber and builder in Limerick and Schweinksville, both in Montgomery County, PA, for 20 years until 1965.
He was last employed as a self-employed farmer in Centre Township, PA, until the middle 1970s.
His wife, Alice S. Faust harman, died Sept. 6, 2003.
Surviving are two sons, Marline R. of Centre Township, PA, and Ronald E. Schwenksville, PA, seven grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Shirley J. (Harman) Farr Williams, in 1999.
services were held March 7 at the Leibensperger Funeral Homes, Inc., Hamburg, PA. Burial was in Salem-Berne United Methodist Cemetery, Tilden Township, PA.
Richard "Dick" Lee Kile
Richard "Dick" Lee Kile passed away Sunday March 20, surrounded by family.
He was born on a Saturday Feb. 2, 1924, in Petersburg, a son of the alte Geroge Arthur Kile and Cleta Mallow Kile.
He grew up in Upper Tract on a farm with his seven brothers and sisters.
Mr. Kile served in World War II in the Naval Air Corps, returning from the war to graduate from West Virginia University via the GI Bill. He worked as a store manager for a number of years before going to Charlotte, NC, to become owner and operator of Morse Sewing Center.
Mr. Kile, and his loving wife of 48 years, Joyce Ellis Kile, had the pleasure of establishing many loyal customers with the Bernina Sewing machine line.
Upon retirement in 1996, the Kiles traveled the world extensively, always looking for the next fun cruise. He kept a large garden for many years, loved to fish, complete crossword puzzles and alwys too the time to cut the wood and build Mrs. Kile a roaring fire in cold winter nights.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a so, Richard Gregory and wife, Mona Stapp, and four loving grandchildren; three sisters, Dorothy Thompson and husband, Fred of Baltimore MD, Kathleen Lotspeich, Morgantown, and Eleanor Triem and husband, Paul of Eugene, OR; four brothers, Samuel Keith of Romney, Carroll Dale, George Arlin and wife, Faye, and the Reverend Stanley Kile and wife, Ruth, all of Pendleton County; and 17 nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday at the McEwen Funeral Service, Pineville Chapel, Charlotte, NC. Interment will be in Sharon Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 until 3:00 p.m. on Friday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Charlotte, 1420 East 7th Street, Charlotte, NC 28204.
Mary S. Gertie Lambert
Mrs. Mary S. "Gertie" Lambert, 91, of Franklin died Tuesday, March 15, 2005, at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg.
She was born March 3, 1914 at Franklin and was the daughter of the late Sarah Simmons and raised the late E.P. Simmons.
She had retired from Garfinkle's in Washington, DC, was a member of Smith Creek Church of the Brethren, the Franklin Moose Lodge and Franklin CEOS Club.
She was Pendleton County Belle in 1990. ]
On Sept. 6, 1932, she married Harry Stanley Lambert, who preceded her in death in 1971.
Surviving are one daughter, Mary Grace Nicodemus of Accokeek, MD; two half brothers, Paul Simmons of Elizabeth City, NC, and Oscar Simmons of Strasburg, VA; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and tree great-great-grandchildren.
Inunrnment will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, at Cedar Hill Cemetery followed by a memorial service at 2:00 p.m. at the Smith Creek Church of the Brethren at Franklin with Pastor Dan Ludwick and Pastor Shyrl Smith officiating.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer society.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin.
Daniel Teter, III 48
Hubert Daniel "Danny" Teter, II, 48, a resident of the East Dailey Community for the past 48 years, went to watch over his heavenly flock on Saturday, March 12, 2005, at 5:40 p.m. at the Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. He had been battling cancer since June 2003.
He was born Oct. 15, 1956, in Elkins, a son of the late Hubert D. and Argle G. Warner Teter.
Mr. Teter was a graduate of Tygarts Valley High School with the class of 1974, where he was a linebacker for the Bulldogs. He was a self-employed farmer where he and his family had earned the Tygarts Valley Soil Conservation district Farmer for 2000 and 2004, 2000 Soil and Water conservation Achievement Award, 2000 Woodsmen Conservation Award and fourth in the state WV conservation Farmer. He was a supporter of the Randolph county 4-H Livestock Fair and was a member of the Board of Southern States, Randolph county Service Committee, American Sheep Industry Association, Randolph county Farm Bureau, West Virginia Cattlemens Association, Randolph - Tucker Livestock Association, 4-H member and the United Suffolk Sheep Association. He was a state livestock grader through the WVU School of Veterinary Science. He was a successful farmer and advised not only his family but other farmers throughout the community.
On Sept. 11, 1982, he married the former Donna Elza Teter, who survives at their East Dailey Farm.
He was a special father and mentor to one son, Zachary D. Teter, a freshman at West Virginia University; a daugther, Natasha D. Teter, a Freshman at Tygarts Valley High School; one sister and brother-in-law Portia Lee and James Dean of East Dailey; and two nephews.
Preceding him in death were his maternal grandparents "Pet" and Lura Mullenax Warner, and his paternal grandparents, Don L. and Cleo Tingler Teter.
Funeral services were held March 16 at the chapel of Tomblyn Funeral Home, Elkins, with Pastor bob Farrar and Rev. Dennis Estes officiating. Interment followed in the Elkins Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Randolph county Fair, Ft. 1 Box 36, Beverly, WV 26253 or to the Rosenbaum Family House, PO box 8228, Morgantown, WV 26505.
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